The one that started it all.

Thomas Hoy thoy at
Fri May 7 12:09:24 PDT 2010

Yeah, I know about air-tech.  The prices are darned reasonable, too. 

I will use them for the lowers if I can't swoop 'em on ebay.  Red white blue
sides and rear are there for the pickin'. 

Yes, my last zx900 ran hot in traffic too.  This one same.  On the run, the
temp gauge is middle-low, but in traffic too long and it goes middle-high to
high.  I think it has something to do with the wet-liners being a little on
the small side. It is, of course, the first H20 cooled inline four. 

If you have the original manual, yes, I would love it. 

This has instantly brought back memories of my youth.  I was 22 when I had
my first one, and 18 years later, it is almost better than I remember. 

Yes, the fairing is kinda quirky-lookin' in front, but it's a likeable

It is also still completely relevant in terms of power and performance, 
With better 1/4 mile and top speed #'s than the last iteration of the z1000

I will definitely be picking up a corbin G/L for it.  I have one on my old
geeper, and I can't live without it.  

The Geeper and the zx900 are completely different animals:  Geeper packs its
punch up over 6,000.  The zx900 has it all over the band.  Geeper sweeps
turns, the zx900 flicks (in comparison...) Yeah, I'm likin' it. 

I also found Motad, who make replacement pipes for the geeper and the zx900
Very oem-replacement looking, but polished stainless steel... HMMMM...

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Drew Blanchard
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:36 AM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: The one that started it all.

replacement fairings from original moulds.  I used this California
company to recreate the original carbon fender on my '95 Triumph Daytona
Super III (which, by the way, is for sale).  The visible weave on the fender
is excellent, the underside a bit messier.  Their regular fiberglass stuff,
though,  is top notch.  You'll need to have it painted, but still much
cheaper than new O.E. (assuming such is even available).

I owned and loved an '86 Ninja 900.  Smooth, fast, and, with the Corbin
Gunfighter seat, it was all day comfortable.  Had a tendency to overheat if
it sat in traffic too long.  I believe it was the water pump but never got
around to replacing it because I traded it for my first GPz (a '95 red one).

There are very few bikes I look back on and wish I still had.  That old
Ninja, though, was exceptional.  It was the first time I experienced true
arm pulling power, and with that really long wheelbase it was one of the
smoothest highway rides I've ever had.

I might still have the original factory service manual buried in my workshop
if you want it.

Drew in VT

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Charles Scappaticci
<scapco at>wrote:

> Born Again Fairings has a great reputation for taking busted up
> fairings and making them look like new.  No personal experience, but
> lots of good references.
> Keep us up to date on how it goes, I love the old bikes and have
> restored my share.
> Charles S.
> Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655 - 3530 x6073
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